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Wills & Estates

Experienced New Jersey wills and estates attorney

With more than 45 years of experience, Robert H. Goodwin at the Law Offices of Robert H. Goodwin, LLC has in-depth knowledge about all aspects of wills and estate issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills drafting and execution

Estate planning

Robert H. Goodwin can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. He thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. He can draft a will that reflects your desires, and he can establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.


Robert H. Goodwin applies extensive knowledge about New Jersey probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. He assists executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the New Jersey probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets, as appropriate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts, when necessary

Probate disputes

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, Robert H. Goodwin helps to successfully represent your interests. He has the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. A skillful mediator and litigator, he can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or can fastidiously pursue your rights in court, when necessary.

Contact a meticulous estate planning lawyer today

For a free initial phone consultation, call the Law Offices of Robert H. Goodwin, LLC in New Brunswick, New Jersey at 732-828-0709 or contact the firm online today.